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4 Things Every Renter Needs To Consider

By |2021-11-15T04:00:37-07:00November 15th, 2021|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Housing Market Updates, Real Estate, Rent vs. Buy|

As a renter, you’re constantly faced with the same dilemma: keep renting for another year or purchase a home? Your answer depends on your current situation and future plans, but there are a number of benefits to homeownership every renter needs to consider. Here are a few things you should think about before you settle [...]

Renters Missed Out on $51,500 This Past Year

By |2021-11-01T03:00:03-07:00November 1st, 2021|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Pricing, Real Estate, Rent vs. Buy|

Rents have increased significantly this year. The latest National Rent Report from Apartmentlist.com shows rents are rising at a rate much higher than the three years leading up to the pandemic: “Since January of this year, the national median rent has increased by a staggering 16.4 percent. To put that in context, rent growth from January [...]

Experts Agree: Homeownership Provides a Path to Long-Term Wealth

By |2021-10-11T03:00:48-07:00October 11th, 2021|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Real Estate, Rent vs. Buy|

A recent survey from LendingTree.com found there are multiple reasons why Americans would choose to purchase a home instead of renting. Some of the most popular non-financial reasons given include: The flexibility to make the space your own The pride homeownership offers The sense of stability In the same survey, 41% of respondents say they’d [...]

111,285 Reasons You Should Buy a Home This Year

By |2021-10-07T03:00:38-07:00October 7th, 2021|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up Buyers, Real Estate, Rent vs. Buy|

The financial benefits of buying a home versus renting one are always up for debate. However, one element of the equation is often ignored – the ability to build wealth as a homeowner. According to the latest research from the National Association of Realtors (NAR): “Homeownership is a key pathway to building wealth and narrowing [...]

Reasons Renters Buy [INFOGRAPHIC]

By |2021-10-01T03:00:23-07:00October 1st, 2021|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Infographics, Real Estate, Rent vs. Buy|

Some Highlights When deciding whether you should rent or buy, make sure you’re considering these factors. Buying a home means consistent monthly payments. Homeownership also helps to build your wealth. And owning a home gives you greater flexibility than renting. If you’re ready to take advantage of the perks of homeownership, let’s connect to explore [...]

Have You Ever Seen a Housing Market Like This? [INFOGRAPHIC]

By |2021-09-17T03:00:49-07:00September 17th, 2021|Categories: For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, Infographics, Interest Rates, Real Estate, Rent vs. Buy|

Some Highlights Whether you’re buying or selling – today’s housing market has plenty of good news to go around. Buyers can take advantage of today’s mortgage rates to escape rising rents and keep monthly payments affordable. Sellers can reap the benefits of multiple offers and a fast sale. If this sounds like good news to [...]

What You Can Do Right Now To Prepare for Homeownership

By |2021-09-01T03:00:55-07:00September 1st, 2021|Categories: Buying Myths, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Real Estate, Rent vs. Buy|

As rent prices continue to soar, many renters want to know what they can do to get ready to buy their first home. According to recent data from ApartmentList.com: “The first half of 2021 has seen the fastest growth in rent prices since the start of our estimates in 2017. Our national rent index has [...]

The Difference in Net Worth Between Homeowners and Renters Is Widening

By |2021-08-30T03:00:08-07:00August 30th, 2021|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Real Estate, Rent vs. Buy|

Becoming financially secure is an important goal for many people today, but some don’t realize just how much homeownership can help them achieve that dream. A recent report, The Journey Toward Financial Freedom, surveys Americans about their perspective on financial wellness and their goals. It shows there may be a significant misconception about the role [...]

If Housing Affordability Is About the Money, Don’t Forget This.

By |2021-08-26T03:00:36-07:00August 26th, 2021|Categories: First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Interest Rates, Pricing, Real Estate, Rent vs. Buy|

There are many non-financial benefits of buying your own home. However, today’s headlines seem to be focusing primarily on the financial aspects of homeownership – specifically affordability. Many articles are making the claim that it’s not affordable to buy a home in today’s market, but that isn’t the case. Today’s buyers are spending approximately 20% [...]

More Young People Are Buying Homes

By |2021-08-19T03:00:07-07:00August 19th, 2021|Categories: Buying Myths, Demographics, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Gen Z, Housing Market Updates, Millennials, Real Estate, Rent vs. Buy|

There’s a common misconception that younger generations aren’t interested in homeownership. Many people point to the fact that millennials put off purchasing their first home as a reason for this belief. Odeta Kushi, Deputy Chief Economist for First American, explains why millennials have put off certain milestones linked to homeownership. Those delays led to their [...]